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Saints Sign Wanyama

Southampton have boosted their midfield ahead of the new season with the signing of Kenya international Victor Wanyama from Celtic.

The Haramabee Stars captain had reportedly attracted the attention of a number of clubs for some sterling displays for the Scottish Premier League champions.

The player also scored a memorable goal against FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League where they secured a historic win over the Spanish giants.

A statement on the club's official website read, "Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Kenya captain Victor Wanyama on a four-year contract.

"The industrious midfielder moves for an undisclosed fee from Scottish Premier League side Glasgow Celtic, where he won the title in 2011/12 and 2012/13 as well as last season's Scottish Cup."

The player himself added, "It feels great and I am happy to be here.

"Finally it has happened and we've come to the end [of negotiations], so I am delighted. There were other options, but Southampton is a club with ambitions so I chose to came here.

"Southampton is a good club and it has good players, so I just want to train hard and work hard to be a part of the starting XI. We'll see where that will take me.

"I'm very grateful to be here and I'm looking forward to playing in the Premier League.

"I've seen that the stadium is great and the dressing room is looking good, and I know some of the players. I hope they will help me and I think I will get along with the others, so it will be good.

"I am happy to be a part of Southampton's squad. It means a lot because it has been my dream to play in the Premier League and now I am here."

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